Canadian Wrestling Championships lead off with U17 men and women and U15 women
TSUUT’INA NATION, AB – The 2022 Canadian Wrestling Championships officially kicked off on June 10, at the Seven Chiefs Sportsplex & Jim Starlight Centre, in Tsuut’ina Nation, AB with the U17 men and women, along with the U15 women, taking to the mats first. It was a great start to the event as many people packed into the venue to see some of the sport’s up and coming stars.
At the end of the day, it was Alberta that reigned supreme on the U17 women’s side with 40 total points to win the Provincial Team Award. Meanwhile, it was British Columbia who took home the Provincial Team Award for the men with 113 points.
Winning the U17 women’s Club Team Award was The ROC Wrestling Club from Calgary, with 17 points, edging out WAMMA, from Winnipeg, who finished second with 14. On the men’s side, it was another B.C. club taking top honours with Guru Gobind Singh Wrestling Club, out of Abbotsford, B.C., finishing first with 25 points, three better than Bhullar Wrestling Club.
Most Outstanding Wrestler awards for the U17s went to Paige Veloso, from The Roc Wrestling Club who won gold in the women’s 65kg weight class. Cruz Lewis, from The Forge Wrestling Club in Mississauga, Ontario was the men’s Most Outstanding Wrestler, he earned gold in the men’s 60kg weight class.
U15 – Women
The U15 Women’s division saw British Columbia earn the Provincial Team Award. B.C. had a great performance and topped the standings with 48 points.
The Club Team Award went to Calgary’s Hero Wrestling Club, who tallied 14 points. That was three better than second place Coast Wrestling Academy, from Burnaby, B.C.
Hero Wrestling Club’s Clara Perry was named the age group’s Most Outstanding Wrestler. Perry captured gold in the 50kg weight class.
For full results, by weight classes, visit the tournament site.
Photos from day one of the Canadian Wrestling Championships can be found here.
Tomorrow, the U19 men and women, along with the U15 men, are in action, and you don’t want to miss a second. Wrestling begins at 9:00 a.m. If you are in the area, spectators are welcome to attend. Tickets are available at the door. The event will also be streamed on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnwqO0Cma5g&list=PLmeB13098p1K-j3ob8cLsscbbPer5eQbB
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